March 21, 2008 11:24:36pm
Re: LSD & spiders, Part II
Spiders do much for us it's true, but damn, those widows look hideous...
they only bite when cornered or protecting their offspring (which they then eat?).
The Brown Recluse is aggressive. And potentially deadly to humans.
A very dangerous (outdoor) spider lives far from here, the Sydney Funnel-web spider, but doctors developed an anti-venom that if administered pronto relieves the uncontrollable vomiting, etc.
I've lived in Cyril Jordan's house for 15 years, and there (were) so many spiders here that a friend of ours gave them names!
We leave them be, and I've never been bitten. Crawled on, but never bitten.
We live up on Mt. Davidson (the one with the giant cross) and I've seen an opossum, racoons and skunks... common in the country of course, but not in San Francisco... so this 'hood is kind of semi-rural almost.
We're miles from the restaraunts more or less, so I'd never seen a cockroach up here, so common in the valleys of SF.
Then one time a fool brought over some old toys in a greasy box and big roaches suddenly sprang out and started running up the walls towards the kitchen.
There's a method to the madness here... cabinets that haven't been opened (in the kitchen!) are cluttered with webs... well, needless to say, those roaches were never seen again by us, and not one bit of spray was needed.
Guess who's coming for dinner!
This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2008-03-22 06:24:36